President Obama Will Visit DreamWorks Animation [UPDATED]

The White House announced today that President Obama will speak on November 26th about the economy at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale. “The motion picture and television industry is a growing industry, and continues to create thousands of jobs across the country,” a White House official told Variety. The evening before his DreamWorks speech, Obama will attend a fundraiser at the home of Inspector Gadget theme song composer and billionaire Haim Saban.

[UPDATE]: It looks like the visual effects industry wants to make the most of President Obama’s visit to DreamWorks. Stay tuned to the VFX Soldier Twitter account. It would be even more amazing though if all the DWA artists on campus choose to wear green to work that day!


  • Allen

    Haim Saban has long been a major contributor to the Democratic party. It was Saban’s house where Bill Clinton stayed during his visits to CA at the height of the Lewinsky scandal, when he became too hot a potato for certain other high rollers, too wary of their reputations in print.

  • Hankenshift

    According to some employees, he and his wife and kids have been to Pixar at least once or twice. I guess they must like animation!

  • Karl Hungus

    Its nice sure, but this certainly isn’t an endorsement or celebration of animation by our president. Its rather an overture to a man who contributed a massive amount to his campaign.

    If the owner of a worm farm gave a lump sum of $2 miilion to Obama’s coffers, the president would be speaking at a worm farm on November 26th.

  • Pedro Nakama

    “The motion picture and television industry is a growing industry, and continues to create thousands of jobs across the country”

    That’s why DreamWorks laid off 25% of their studio this year.

  • Rodan Thompson

    To quote the Vice President….” BFD!”